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May 11, 2010 2 Comments

Metal History: Runes

Continuing Folk Metal week into it’s second week (thus making it Folk Metal Fortnight – ah, aliteration), I thought I’d talk about those stick letters adorning the cover of every folk metal album – runes. Prior to the adoption of the Latin alphabet – along with everything else Christian – in around AD 700 – […]

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May 4, 2010 11 Comments

Metal History: History of Beer

Metalheads and beer go together like two things that go together. Beer and sausages, beer and festivals, beer and sex. Beer and more beer.  As Kat from Hell Bent for Wacken so eloquently expresses it: “I would crawl through the mud, bro­ken glass and pos­si­bly the piss ditches to see these bands. As long as […]

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March 29, 2010 5 Comments

Metal History: Caligula

Metal History is the brand new column here on Steff Metal. Don’t let the title fool you – I won’t be recounting endless discographies of influential bands from the 80s. Metal History profiles personalities, events and discoveries of ancient and modern history that are, essentially, metal. Some are immortalised in metal songs, others are simply people I […]

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